1. | concept
Spreading negative sentiment towards the future of crypto, sometimes with reason, sometimes malicous
2. | concept
A feeling often widespread during bear markets and crashes. Information which is negative towards cryptocurrency in general, or towards specific coins – especially when it comes to future prices – is an instance of FUD. Especially when repeated without cause.
3. | information
The spread of FUD is often coordinated and aligned with a personal agenda. One good way to attack a project is to spread false, misleading or exaggerated news about your rivals on social media. As such, the intent of each source should always be taken into consideration.
3.1 > Ex.
Jacob: "Blockchain technology has peaked, prices are never going to go up again and everything will go to $0"
Michelle: "Stop spreading FUD"
* All terms and definitions may change as the Cryptionary improves